Complete friends - (4)

"If this is the last train and the railway is going to shut down tomorrow, then we need to hurry up before the sun starts cycling on the mountains."

"But you do not even know where your destination is."

"Wheresoever, somewhere familiar, somewhere sickening and sinister! There is no need for waiting around. We do not even know if it is the time for a sunrise or a sunset."

"But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, maybe there is a solution to this problem. Trust me."

"Wait, look behind us. Is that a train coming up to us? That idiom is not always correct, right?"

"This is not an exception. There is a solution to this problem."

Finally, where the sun is shining on Earth, the outdoors, where I had never seen in such a long time, where more than half of the sun is still working. (Let's be accurate here, this was another confusedly illogical way of saying the sun is still working.)

"Why don't you tell me more? I am curious about what happens next in the story right now."

"The truth is, this is the last time we will ever meet each other. You are the most positive and helpful person I have ever met. But we need to move on with our lives, so would you like to take some photos of us?"

"Do you remember the fact that there is a train behind us?"

"These sunlights are blinding you. Phantasms keep showing up in your view unintentionally, but they are so vivid and colourful, not monochrome and gloomy. However, you sometimes need to know how to separate the too-horrifying-to-be-scared-of nightmares that you often imagine when you daydream from what is called reality. Trust me."

The train stop. The train following us goes through us then disappears.

"Let's just get back to the photos. I have not met you before, but I do not mind taking pictures with complete strangers here and there. And I do not know trains have doppelgangers until now."

"Trains are not an exception. Everything is possible, right?"

Is it true that I am taking photos with my grandfather right now? Is it true that I am still alive anymore right now?

So we can a step outside. It was gorgeous. All of the mountainous villages and the dazzling blue ocean are extraordinary. All of the evergreen plateaus and the crystal clear streams are exceptional. I cannot stop myself from watching how nature can present us with such perfect landscapes and such devastating disasters. We take some photos and decide to laminate them first, then put them in golden frames. That should preserve them for years and years to come.

"But how comes there are no people here?"

"There is a reason for that. It was discovered to contain large amounts of rare minerals and findings that would be..."

"No, not that."

We have a good laugh. It is crazy that we become friends after a simple conversation (and one-third of a story). We do not seem like complete strangers anymore.

"Do you know that meeting a doppelganger means there will be some unfortunate disturbances in the future?"

"Yes, I studied that in my mythology lessons at school last week. Wait, if the train met its doppelganger, then something horrifying will happen to the train later today!"

"The railway is shutting down today, we all know that. I am worried about you right now. If you saw your younger self getting onto the train yesterday, then something frightening will happen to you today!"

"Do you know what is going to happen to me?"

"I wish I could. My only hope right now is that you do not get yourself into trouble."

"But I did not actually meet myself. That is going to make a difference, right?"

"This is not an exception to the rule. You will better be prepared for this situation."

"Let's just get back to the story. Where were we? This is a story of a child, who was the child of the perfect caregiver, an entertainer for the servants. There was not a single moment when he felt sad..."

To be continued. I know that posting literature on a website based around math and science is not worth it. But it is worth a try.

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Enjoy this chapter, Henry U. And for some added fun, let's see if you can count how many times a phrase (that is more or equal to 5 words) repeated. It doesn't have to be a complete copycat.

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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I believe there are 10 in lines

3,4,5,6,11,13,16,18,23,27 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 23, 27 .

Henry U - 2 years, 5 months ago

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Keep finding, there are more.

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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There's the full list.

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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Let me ask you a question. What do you think of the story so far?

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Thành Đạt Lê It's an interesting story and also nice to see the things you hide in it. Also, the way you present it, always explaining previous events later, is quite exciting!

Henry U - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Henry U Thanks! A new part is coming up soon.

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Thành Đạt Lê While you are waiting, you should write a story, it could be anything, it could even be a sub-story for mine.

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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This is the full list.

  • "If this is... tomorrow"

  • "somewhere familiar", "somewhere sickening and sinister"

  • "There is no need for...", "a sunrise or a sunset"

  • "But there is a light... to this problem."

  • "Is that a train... correct, right?"

  • "where the sun... the outdoors", "where more than half... still working", "(Let's be accurate... still working.)"

  • "Why don't you... right now."

  • "The truth is... each other.", "You are... I have ever met", "But we need to... our lives", "would you like... of us?"

  • "Do you remember... behind us?"

  • "These sunlights... not monochrome and gloomy.", "you sometimes need... what is called reality."

  • "Let's just get back to the photos", "I have not met you before", "I do not mind... here and there."

  • "Trains are not an exception.", "Everything is possible, right?"

  • "Is it true that... anymore right now?"

  • "All of the evergreen... exceptional", "I cannot stop myself... disasters."

  • "There is a reason for that.", "It was discovered... it would be..."

  • "We do not seem... anymore."

  • "The train is... today.", "If you saw... the train", "something frightening will happen to you today!"

  • "My only hope is that..."

  • "This is not an exception to the rule."

  • "Let's just get back to the story."

  • "This is a story of..."

Thành Đạt Lê - 2 years, 5 months ago

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Impressive how you hide so many references in these few lines!

Henry U - 2 years, 5 months ago

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@Henry U Thanks a lot! It's really not a big problem. I also have an idea to share this with my friends.

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